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, peter. there was like a little slit right here. >>brian: she's okay. >>gretchen: i think it was the same designer for both of them. what did you think of the host seth mcfar land. here's a clip from the opening act that as brian said went on and on and on and on. >> as we honor all the best for the telecast design to put your patience to test. "argo" tells the previously classified story about an american hostage rescue in post revolutionary iran. the story was so top secret that the film's director is unknown to the academy. [laughter] >> django unchained. [applause] >> this is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman who has been subjected to unthinkable violence. or as chris brown and rihanna call it, a date movie. ♪ but he's got ♪ high hopes ♪ he's got ♪ high hopes >> tonight's ceremony is being watched by close to a billion people worldwide which is why jodie foster will be up here in a bit to ask for her privacy. captain kirk, what are you doing here? >> i'm here to stop you from doing what you're about to do. the show's a disaster. this is a newspaper headline fro
>>> that's all for us tonight. . >>> you're looking live at pictures of saint peter's square in vatican city. and in just moments, pope benedict will be arriving one last time as 1.2 million catholics around the world prepare to say farewell to their holy father. good morning and welcome to a special edition of "early start". i'm christian amanpour live from rome on. and we also want to welcome our global viewers on cnn international. this is the final day of the pope's public audiences. pope benedict is about to make his last one right here in the square before stepping down. it is a historic day. becoming the first pope in six centuries to abdicate and he leaves behind a church with many opportunities behind and many challenges, as well. and we'll talk all about that later on on in a moment, take a look at saint peter's square, more than 50,000 people we're told are expected to witness the pope's final general audience. the anticipation has been building. here is the schedule for this morning and for the the next couple of days. at 4:30 a.m., that is eastern time, that's 10
are packing st. peter's square, beyond the square and down there. he has made this decision to step down, in a context we have never seen in this church. there, we see the video from just a little bit earlier of the ride he made around the square. kissing babies. taking them out of the audience. smiling. waving to the crowd. to cheers. there will soon to be two popes. one emeritus. both will be wearing white and both will be called pope. and both in a matter of months, will be living on the grounds of the vatican. it's also unprecedented, think we could say, that the pope is going to hear such ongoing discussions about his legacy and i'm wondering father, if you think, will this decision 50, 100 years from now, be what he's most remembered for. >> he's made a major contribution in so many years. undoubtedly history will see this as the most memorable thing about him. he'll have no difficulty disappearing, this is a very introverted man. he's a scholar. this difficult job, john paul ii was lifted up by crowds like this. this pope does it very well. you can tell it drains him. he's probabl
. >> good morning. >> good morning. peter johnson has a special report. he went down to washington, d.c. and since it is a holiday you are going to talk about iwo jima. the anniversary of the landing and talk about it later in the week. we'll show some things that kind of most emotional weekends of he my life. >> this morning, music world is mourning the death of mindy mccready. live with the latest details. >> good morning, mindy mccready that soared to the top of the charts debut album 10,000 angels is dead. ♪ ♪ >> police in arkansas discovered her body the same place her boyfriend died last month in an apparent suicide. it appears she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. ♪ ♪ >> you probably know that song. she scored a number one billboard hit with guys do it all the time but in recent years she received more media attention for her troubled personal life. she struggled with addiction, mental illness and was arrested multiple times. she also sought a lengthy and bitter battle with her own mother over custody of her own son. >> it's been six years since you have done an a
for international studies. the discussion of peter and raises new book, smuggler nation, hal illicit trade made america. housekeeping, i have to mention some things. the way we're going to run this is as follows. i will do a brief and perfunctory introduction. and peter is going to get up and talk briefly about the book is obviously most of you have not read the book. this will become a stanley one-way conversation. after this will invite richard and james to say their piece on the book, and hopefully we can get stuck into a good discussion of smuggler nation and its aspects. at that point, we will open it up for q&a. you will see it is one fix microphone, and another mobile microphone for this side of the house. if you wish to join the q&a, please, if you're on this side get up and stand behind a microphone. we have to do it this way because there is no mobile microphone that we can use for recording for c-span, and we do what your questions and answers to be an integral part of this broadcast. so there we go. without any further ado i will begin my brief introduction, even though it was kind
>> at now, peter andreas talks about the long history of smuggling in the u.s. from which prior to the revolutionary war, was stricken by a desire to curb domestic indices and bypass import taxes to the british. it is about an hour and a half. >> at afternoon and welcome to the watson institute for international studies for the discussion a peter andreas' new book, "smuggler: how illicit trade made america." housekeeping i have to mention some things. the way we are going to run assist fathers. to do with brief introduction and then peter will talk about the book because obviously we need to say something a context than most of you have not read the book would be a one-way conversation. i will invite catherine richard and james to say their piece on the boat and hopefully we can get stuck in a good position. after that we will open up for q&a. you will see one fixed microphone there and another vocal microphone for the site of the house. if you wish to join q&a, get up and stand behind the microphone. we have to do it this way because they are so mobile is for recording c-span a
appearance in st. peter's square as the roman catholic pope -- his final appearance in at st. peter's square. he is the first pope in 600 years to resign. >> in these recent months, i felt my weakening strength. i prayed and asked for in light meant to make the right decision for the good of the church. >> barbara, amid the huge outpouring of affection from the faithful gathered there. >> absolutely. a lot of people have turned out to say goodbye to pope benedict xvi. 50,000 tickets were sold. it is more likely that there are about 150,000 people around the vatican and the main road that leads to it. people are still walking towards st. peter's square, but they're being redirected to other parts around the square where there are big screens where they can watch the pope. nothing compared to the figures of the people we saw for the funeral of john paul back in 2005. that was a funeral and this is a different time in the church. the pope is driving through st. peter's square to wave to the faithful. he will have another meeting with cardinals in the morning. he will be speaking to his -- to th
public pier rance we go life to rome where amy kellogg is standing by in saint peters square. she joini us on the phone. >> i am where you are watching the pictures, we are waiting for the pope to begin the address which may be about to happen. it is incredibly moving. you have to wonder what is on his mind right now as he makes the final public appearance in the have aed can. we have a copy of the speech he will be making. it will be his final public appearance and thanks to all of those who have been with him through out the years here. people have passed through the square. there are a few pockets it is a full crowd. there are people from all over the world here. some who are very faithful themselves and want to thank pope benedict for his service to the search. some simply want to be here for the history of the moment. because as you said this is the first time a pope has resigned in 6 centuries. it leads people to picks mixed emotions. some think he's not up to the task others think it's shocking others think he is as pope until he dies. everyone now coming forward. here it goes p
. peter. and, in that sense, he carries on peter's role of uniting the church, of being the point of unity for all the world's bishops and all the world's catholics in some sense as he belongs to everybody in the church. >> as catholics, of course, we have great affection for our holy father. we look to him as a father. and it'll be exciting to meet our new pope. >> kim and i are joined now by father tom reese of the woodstock theological center at georgetown university and david gibson of religion news service, author of "the rule of benedict: pope benedict xvi and his battle with the modern world." david is in new york. welcome to you both. david, let me begin with you. what do you think the cardinals will be looking for most eagerly when they meet to choose a successor? >> well, bob, i think they're going to take for granted that whoever they choose is going to be an orthodox cardinal and follower of pretty much the line of benedict xvi and the previous popes in terms of doctrine and all the hot button issues that we often like to talk about. i think they're also looking at someone who
airo, source and peter from the universisity of maryland. congress will take a break from they have not and we do not done know where things end up. what is your prediction for what headed d forrch 1, ?equestratio it appears so. shows no intest in cutting spending and he seems being reelected, -- being reelected, but so were the repupublicans in t e house. , and they tax cuts -- noget their spending tax hikes, and he did not get .heir spending cuts toa little less favorable w white house and they would , you but jill toro ale i tauro, what are you hearing from both sides? therere is a lack of .ompromise there has been very little in tes of what they are willing to do. they are sticking with their .arty line think suestration will .nto effect saw a propososal come from senateemocrats for basically bumpmping sequestratiothrough .ntil l the enend of the year it will never fly. republicans will not go through .ith it we see, no budging in terms of a hard-line and we will hit march it will go into effect, and they will have to o come up wita relay back in. the way the president has the l
their personal tribe or see their own afghanistan government? >> guest: peter, you have now raised a very important question. you raised the third actor. so you have the united states, you have the tribes, and you now rates the idea of the central government as a third person. you have a triangle and that is the complexity that is often overlooked. the central government has its open relationship with its own periphery, and very often it's a troubled one. go to the middle east, not africa, central asia, and you'll find this pattern. if the central government is tolerant and open and inclusive and gives it citizens the rights they deserve, to freedom to education, health, job opportunities, there's no problem. if it suppresses and suppresses and prewitt brailizes its own population you have problem. whether it's iraq and saddam hussein or sirral and brutalization of the people you. see the same pat turn. gadhafi, the eastern tribes, the benghazi people. so the pattern exists throughout the case studies we have looked at, and we have looked at 40 case studies. so it makes it a global study
are signing on, rebels are staying out. let's get back to these live pictures from the vatican in st. peter's square. this is the last sunday at the vatican for pope benedict xvi. tens of thousands of people have gathered in st. peter's square, where the 85-year-old pontiff is reading his final sunday prayers. he of course resigned earlier this month, saying that he lacked the physical strength to carry on. the vatican denied that he was stepping down in order to deal with a snowballing scandal of late -- gay clergymen. in to what he is saying. >> [speaking latin] >> st. peter's square, thousands of people in the u.s. are demanding a senior clergymen pull out of the forthcoming papal conclave, the meeting to decide who will be the next pope. cardinal mahony was the archbishop of los angeles with a series of child sex abuse -- sex abuse scandals took place. he is accused of covering them up. a group of priests in the u.k. is attempting to stop keith o'brien from participating in the conclave, for he is accused of having participated in an inappropriate acts going back some 33 years. going li
: this is st. peter's square in the vatican city, the spiritual and governing seat of the roman catholic church. and it's here that tens of thousands of pilgrims gather to a wait the election of a new pope. and it's here behind me just in the corner in the vatican sistine chapel that the new pontiff is chosen. the sistine chapel was designed to be the papal chapel, one of the world's most famous balance riss. galleries. and it's here that the conclave of cardinals is held. 115 cardinals are expected to gather to invoke the holy spirit for assistance before electing a pope by secret ballot. they're cut off from the outside world will choose a leader. during the period of conclave, the cardinals will be staying in accommodation just over there. they will be pussed in. and on the first day of conclave, eligible cardinals may hold a vote. if there is no result, on subsequent days they will vote twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon. until someone receives a vote of two-thirds plus one. since the cardinals meet in isolation, the only way the public knows about the proceedings is one of the
slight change in the wind direction can mess up the mission. >> george: peter has dubbed this "operation dandelion." >> we started this project back in 1991. and just as a dandelion needs the wind to spread its seed, we need the wind to spread the message. >> george: that message is the word of god, printed in the korean language on thousands of bright orange balloons. >> it is almost impossible to get bibles into north korea, so using the balloons is one of the most effective ways to share the gospel. >> george: and a tank in the back of the van pumps helium into the balloons. the team works quickly, all the time keeping tabs on the wind's direction. >> prayers are whispered over each balloon. >> george: and then the release. a few minutes a later, the balloons their slow drift across north korean air space. >> by sending these balloons, we let our north korean brothers and sisters know we're praying for them. the scriptures on the balloons are meant to encourage them. >> george: the ernest prayers begin here at this undisclosed location in seoul. every week since 1991, this man, along
as the successor of peter. i was deeply grateful for sustaining support and prayers from so many of you, not only in rome but also around the world. this is a decision that i have made after much prayers. i will continue to accompany the church with my prayers. and ask each of you to pray for me and for the new pope. faith and hope to god who continues to watch over our lives. his great affection, his love and care, which opens our hearts to the fullness of life. i part my blessings. thank you. >> the american flags are waving. many pilgrims there who have traveled from the united states. also a large ex-pat community there and students who studied there. you know many of those students you teach them at duquesne university. le met get your thoughts. >> there are -- one of the things about this -- two things come to my mind immediately, the one that's predominant, this pope of positive reinforcement, everywhere that he's gone, we're talking about this eight-year pontificate, he starts out with a message of positive reinforcement. he started to thank the cardinals and the collaborators. he thanked
. >>> way too early with the guest host, peter alexander, starts right now. >>> our president, barack obama took a day off to go play golf in florida. i don't care, what do i care? play golf. played with a guy named tiger woods. this is our president playing golf this weekend. >> what do you think? >> that is your drop program at work. president obama mixing a little r & r, mixing business. good morning, i'm peter alexander, "way too early," glad you're up with us on this tuesday, february 19th. a lot going on, new details coming on even as we speak in south africa, where olympian oscar pistorius is back in court for a bail hearing on the murder of his girlfriend. we'll have more on a live update, even as we speak. >>> and republicans say they're being shut out by the white house on the big issues of the day, among them, gun control and immigration. is it an excuse to pass the blame, on the coalition of the willing? >>> and also, an explanation on the cruise ship, they called it the triumph, hardly a triumph, they returned home after being stranded for five days at sea. but as we just told
. it is a possibility to be seen. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you very much. our next speaker is peter. peter is supervisor and senior adviser of the traffic and transport division at the chamber of commerce, amsterdam. they are partners with businesses and public authorities to develop a robust and economically healthy region. they supervise a team of professionals in the port industries, barge, rail, and road transport. sounds like mta. the chamber of commerce amsterdam is known as an element of innovative approach to connectivity and mobility. he is strong and establishing unique partnership to create groundbreaking solutions. he started a task force formability management for employers and employees to reduce car trafficked by 10%. -- he started a task force for mobility management for employers and employees to reduce traffic by 10%. >> i will give you the perspective of the business community in amsterdam. athis is the region of amsterda. this is the inner city of amsterdam, and the rest of the city are the suburbs. the whole city, there are 2.2 million people, but the real city
to easter but it is very critical in terms of timing. once he flies down and out of st. peter's square on february 28th, the clark starts ticking on the conclave. the college of cardinals will select the new pope. it has to happen around marshall attend. traditionally, by precedent, normally a is 15 days after the pope dies or retires before cardinals come in to make that decision. >> his departure could be considered controversial, but the sheer numbers, we see these banners and the numbers out there to show that he is still well respected and well loved. been a mixture of emotions this past week. there has been a lot of sadness, a lot of shocked. abouts some consternation what this all means, what the implications are of a former pontiff and a new pope living in the same place where the high walls have secrecy. he has said that he will contemplate and be in prayer for his remaining days on this earth. that are many who believe he can argue anything but influence simply by his mere presence putting psychological pressure on the new pope and there are issues also in relation to its pri
, and those were the reasons they stayed with public transport. >> thank you, peter. sarah? [inaudible] >> i just wanted to ask you to share some of your challenges with having so many cyclists and public transit. i[inaudible] >> we have a system in copenhagen which could be an example. 30 years ago, those running the system, the trains and suburban trains, they said we do not have room for bicycles on the trains. the passengers, they are more important. then gradually, they were pressed, and you were allowed to bring a bicycle on sundays. it worked. that was gradually opened more and more op. in the end, the only restrictions was on a rush-hour , and only in the most busy direction. then when they got a new train wagon, they got a fixed area we could have wheelchair's and trams, and to have your bicycle less well. -- and you could have your bicycle as well. i think it is working perfectly well. now they see the cyclists as their customers. and that is a big change, because before they were the enemy. >> the situation in the netherlands is completely different. cyclists are not encouraged to
, but his voice and his resolve are strong. ♪ pope benedict led a packed st. peter's basilica in a moving ash wednesday mass. reminding the faithful, they are made from dust and to dust they shall return. a message of humility, answered by an unusual demonstration of affection. a spontaneous, prolonged standing ovation for the retiring pontiff, at his final public mass. a sea of cell phones capturing the exit of a man praised today as a simple and humble worker. >> i have tears in my eyes. it's just so amazing to be here. >> reporter: the pope's weekly audience turned into a pep rally of sorts for the pontiff. an audience these tourists from dallas will not forget. >> i think it's a very big part of history. and we're very proud to be a little part of it. >> reporter: when benedict's papacy ends, the vatican says he will remove his ring, the symbol of his authority, and it will be destroyed. as happens when a pope dies. on his last day, february 28th, he will meet with the cardinal, many appointed by him, and they will choose his successor at a conclave that will begin on or after march 1
. better care. kaiserpermanente. thrive. blessed about a hundred thousand pilgrims in saint peter's square today. cbs reporter, anna matranga was at the vatican, when the pope asked his followers for their prayers. >>> the pope blessed 100,000 people today. cbs reporter was at the vatican when the pope asked his followers for his prayers. >> reporter: chaptering "long live the pope" and waving banners, 10s of thousands of people came to the square to see the pope before he resigned. >> thank you for the prayers and support. >> reporter: the 85-year-old appeared from the window for the first time since announcing his resignation. he asked for prayers for himself and the next pope. it was not just catholics that came to hear benedict's second to last weekly blessing. >> being jewish i did not think it would be that big of a deal but it was moving to see it. see all of the people who supported him. >> reporter: cardinals around the world are starting to gather here at the vatican. they will hold a farewell ceremony with the pope and then set a date for the
. certainly. peter, thanks for joining us. i think you can see the monitor there. i want you to look at a couple pictures. these are pictures of you. and obviously many years ago. one there, obviously you're being arrested. there's another one where you're actually i think on top of the fda building, 5600 building. peter, tell me about these images. obviously -- you -- this was your life. you -- this conviction. just everything that was driving you. where did that come from for you? what was inspiring and driving you at that point? >> simple answer is community. it was a moment where the gay community had had enough. we were being left to die. by a country that was indifferent to what we were going through. and we were watching all our friends die. so we had a choice of either lying down and rolling over or standing up and fighting back. >> there's a scene in the movie where you appeared on cross fire and making a play for the fda to begin testing on some 140 drugs you thought could be useful. i want to set this up. we're going watch this here, but i want to set this up by saying wha
. but, of course, this is no ordinary time, and to the white house we go. nbc's peter alexander standing by there. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. there is bipartisan agreement on one thing, that those sequester cuts will likely go ahead as planned at the end of this week. the white house and congressional republicans have made no progress toward a deal. while there was plenty of talking today, almost all of it was critical of the other side. the latest in the parade of public officials issuing dire warnings, homeland security secretary janet napolitano asked if the cuts would increase the likelihood of a terrorist attack. napolitano went there. >> we're going to do everything we can to minimize that risk but the sequester makes it awfully, awfully tough. >> reporter: back from a ten-day recess, house speaker john boehner. >> if the president was serious, he would sit down with harry reid and begin to address our problems. >> reporter: trying to capitalize on the visit by to washington, the white house released detailed, state by state reports. in california
" with guest host peter alexander starts right now. ♪ >>> did you see the pictures of president obama playing golf with tiger woods this weekend? neither did we. >> the media covering the president was shut out. the press corps complained. >> there are a lot of holes in the story, specifically, 18 of them. but i believe america deserves to know, who drove the cart? who rode shotgun? did the president play from the woman's tee? fol folks, you're just as upset as i am, i can tell. >> so, it may not be getting any love from the press but the president still coming out on top, tiger woods confirming that the president has some game. this is "way too early." we have a lot to discuss on this wednesday, february 20th. >>> live pictures right now from across the globe, this is outside the south african courthouse this morning where a judge will rule whether oscar pistorius will be granted bail. also back here in the states, president obama tries to bury the hatchet with senators marco rubio, john mccain and friends after they accused the white house of shutting them out on immigration. john mccain fa
. >>> stay tuned. "way too early" with guest host peter alexander starts right now. ♪ >>> here now is what the vatican is doing. you tell me if this is right or wrong. okay, take a look. >> pope benedict is stepping down. and the roman catholic church needs a new spiritual leader. could it be you? announcing mountain dew's pope to win contest. >> hey mom, i won. >> plus other great prizes. >> that explains a couple of things around this part. good morning to you. i'm peter alexander. this is "way too early." the show is officially looking at wintertime share of florida. a win ster storm warning over the middle part of the country ready to drop up to 10 inches of snow on kansas city for one, this is all moving east, it's possibly going to impact another 18 states. 30 million americans over these next few days. bill karins, our friend, keeping track of it all. >>> also, a new poll out this morning shows the president enjoying a pretty significant lead over the republicans in congress over many of the key issues of the day among them gun control, imdprags reform and the deficit. >>> but we wa
president obama mixing a little r & r, mixing business. good morning, i'm peter alexander, "way too early," glad you're up with us on this tuesday, february 19th. a lot going on, new details coming on even as we speak in south africa, where olympian oscar pistorius is back in court for a bail hearing on the murder of his girlfriend. we'll have more on a live update, even as we speak. >>> and republicans say they're being shut out by the white house on the big issues of the day, among them, gun control and immigration. is it an excuse to pass the blame, on the coalition of the willing? >>> and also, an explanation on the cruise ship, they called it the triumph, hardly a triumph, they returned home after being stranded for five days at sea. but as we just told you, we'll begin with new details as south african olympic runner oscar pistorius returns to court on charges that he murdered his girlfriend, model reeva steencamp. prosecutors say he put on the prosthetic legs, walked to the bathroom and shot reeva steencamp through the locked door. the 20-year-old model will be buried today.
of st. peter. >> just ten hours from now pope benedict xvi becomes pope emeritus. he's not riding off into the sunset or helicopter just yet. at 5:00 a.m. eastern, the pope meets with the cardinalss who will pick his replacement. over 100 of them are expected to be on hand and the pontiff will spend a minute or two with each and every one of them. >> that should be fascinating. then cardinal seodano will spea and the pope will make a few spontaneous remarks before leaving his residence one last time. >> this truly is a historic day, not only for a vatican that finds itself at a crossroads but for 1.2 billion catholics awaiting a new spiritual leader and new direction. cnn's chief international correspondent christiane amanpour is live from rome this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, zoraida and john. it is incredible with st. peter's behind us. i can't help but wonder what must be going through pope benedict's mind right now. we've talked about this decision, reported all the formality, the celebration, we heard him speak even yesterday in a very, very personal way about
hollywood friend, mandalay ceo, peter gruber on the value of an oscar keeping viewers interested in the show. we'll ask him for his picks. the executive producer from escape from planet earth will be here. this is the only kid's firm playing right now. he will take us inside the big money world of entertaining the little ones. liz: but first, stocks did push higher last year and last week. certainly hitting five-year highs during the height of the fourth quarter earnings season as the s&p posted its longest weekly winning streak in more than two years. david: the question is, will wall street's momentum continue or last quarter's results signaling some kind of a slowdown? joining us nbg productions chief equity analyst. good to see you. happy president's day to you. talk about earnings. let's talk actually about what happened on friday. wal-mart came out with earnings this week. a vice president of wal-mart came out with this memo saying that february is a disaster. he says it is the worst start to a month he has seen in his seven years at wal-mart. kind of sent a little pale shadow over the
. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked paprika and some nice smoked jalapeno peppers. i am going to stew them up and get a nice savory, smoky, fishy, tomatoy, spicy broth. >> bring it on. how are you feeling? >> i feel good. i spent the $20 and have a few pennies less. i am going to go home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend to
, please. >> [speaker not understood], [speaker not understood] mahmoud, peter jacobs. >> good afternoon, sir. >>> [speaker not understood], general manager de soto cab company. i want to stay on point. to me this is about two key issues. this is about running an accessible taxi, it costs a tremendous amount of money. that's been one of the big problems so far with the program. and it also is a -- an inconsistent service level of service for the wheelchair riders at this point. so, the whole idea here is to do something so that people who can afford to run these cabs can do so, can do them efficiently and so that people in wheelchairs can get service that's on the same scale, same quality that's the same quality as any able bode i had person would be to have. * able bodied the companies under this scenario would have to compete for the wheelchair business, wheelchair accessible taxi business. i think that's a good thing. there is nothing in this legislation that says the ramps are going to go to any specific company. it actually creates a scenario where a company might find it in their
of live pictures around st. peter's square. this is the area where the pope will be departing very shortly. we're expecting to see him here in just a few minutes. this is the san de maso courtyard. there you see the swiss guards there waiting for the pope to leave san de maso. he will go a short distance to the vatican helipad. he will be boarding a helicopter there to take off for the pope's summer residence only about 15 miles away where he will remain for several months as the college of cardinals will then begin their deliberations on selecting a new pope. norah o'donnell, the co anchor of cbs this morning has been following this story all morning long. norah, you were following the pope's good-bye ceremonies with his college of cardinals. >> that's right, scott. this is the last day of his pontificate. he spent the day with more than 100 cardinals who are going to choose his successor. i spoke with cardinal george of chicago who said it was a very emotional moment as they greeted him, kissed his ring and he said that there was a moment of deep respect and
to the transportation stocks. i like the work that peter goss does. very, very solid and mathematically so he'sive. that having been said the transportation stocks, maria, the energy stocks and health care stocks, they have been doing very well. the underlying momentum of the economy, housing, retail sales, we'll get them next month, this coming week on wednesday. the underlying tone of the economy, i think peter is either totally right or totally wrong. i used to teach. no half credit on peter here, and here is your valentine for cnbc today. >> thank you. >> and i want to say to all the men and women out here, if he or she says don't get me a valentine, they don't mean, it maria. they do not mean it. >> peter, let me get back to this. is there going to be a catalyst, you think, that sends this market lower. you're looking for the top in the next couple of days. is there a catalyst that you can point to. >> usually there's not. not a catalyst what. will happen is the market will start down and start to see new stories, a week, two, three, four, five later, people start to see things in the re
obama. and i mean it. i'm joined by steve clemens and peter beinart. these people are disreputable. peter beinart, why on god's earth would a united states senator whose purpose is to help the republic work, knowing this guy is going to be secretary of defense, knowing there's going to be a vote on it, vote publicly to deny him even a vote today? why would they do that? >> well, i think it's because they wanted to somehow show that they are more militantly in opposition than anybody else. but the whole thing is absurd. >> they already did that. >> that's right. >> they already did that a week ago, two weeks ago. you know, peter, they did it. they did all that. they dumped all over this guy's nomination. they attacked him in the hearing, issued all the press releases, made their point. why would they do it the very day they knew he'd be confirmed knowing they would be dumping on him as secretary of defense, not as a nominee, but actually as secretary of defense? >> because we have so debased the idea of the filibuster that i honestly think people think of not voting to allow a vote
to a merger with u.s. airways, creating the world's largest airline. cbs news travel editor peter greenberg is in las vegas. peter, good morning. what's the significance of this deal, if it happens? >> well, you said it charlie, the world's largest airline with a market valuation of about $10 billion, it will still be called american airlines. it will still be based in dallas. the only thing unresolved is the final hierarchy of the corporate board as well as the executive officers of the newly merged airline. >> peter passengers out there are saying this doesn't sound like a good deal for me a bigger airline. how does it end up for passengers? >> well, it is going to be a bigger airline but remember history tells us that bigger airlineless don't stay bigger for that much longer. they tend to cut capacity they tend to cut roots domestically and go for higher yielding international routes so look for that to happen and the real bottom line here now is whether the unions are going to get along. remember they signed secret deals with u.s. airways, they wanted to work with
day on the throne of st. peter. good morning. welcome to this special edition of "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. we'd like to welcome our viewers from around the world on cnn international. it's the top of the hour, thursday, february 28th. we are witnessing history in the making. no one alive has ever seen a sitting pope step down. >> it is all unfolding right now and by 2:00 p.m. eastern, pope benedict xvi becomes pope emeritus. but there is still a lot to do before then. the meeting at this hour with the cardinals who will ultimately choose his replacement. over 100 of them plan to be on hand. the pontiff will spended i ed a or two with each of them. >> and then cardinal sodano will speak. >> the departure of this pope after what really has been a turbulent eight-year reign leaves the catholic church in unchartered waters right now. its 1.2 billion followers in search of something of a new direction. cnn's chief international correspondent christiane amanpour is live in rome this morning. good morning, christiane. >> good morning. we are expecting a
and thank you to the leadership for all that we have accomplished here today. [applause] >> peter rogof was dominated to serve in the federal administration by the department of transportation in 2009 by president barack obama. he has over see the disbursement throughout the country through the american reinvestment act and has done so meeting every milestone established by that act. getting money into hands of transit operators whose budgets were severely strained by the worse economic downturn since our great depression. please welcome fta administrator peter rogof. [applause] >> well thank you mayor lee and let me just say as the federal transit administrator it's great to be in a federal transit city. as many people know a rail connection was promised to the people of union square and chinatown going on two decades. they made that promise because this quarter is the most densely populated quarter in the entire western united states that doesn't have an adequate rail connection and that promise was made because we have the opportunity here to cut the commute for tens of thousands o
will be the president's major theme. we have more on this tonight from nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter. >> reporter: hi, lester. good evening to you. unlike his inaugural address last month, senior advisers to the president say that his state of the union address will be more specific, more policy and agenda oriented, as the president charts out his proposed course for the next year. heading into his fifth annual address before congress tuesday night, senior administration officials say mr. obama will focus on jobs and the economy, echoing familiar themes about strengthening the nation's middle class. >> our economy grows when everybody's getting a fair shot and everybody's getting a fair shake. >> reporter: the president, advisers say, will emphasize the value of spending on education to give americans the skills they need. infrastructure, like roads. research, including clean energy technology. and manufacturing. >> the inauguration was more about the underdog. this is about people that have already made it, but the american dream is fading, and he's got their backs. >> report
. peter's square, tourists and pilgrims were stunned. >> i don't know what to say more than this. just really surprised. >> reporter: pope benedict had been looking frail recently, using a moveable platform during services, so he wouldn't have to walk. relying on a cane. the pope wants more rest, said his 89-year-old brother in germany. he said his brother has been thinking about stepping down for months. and had been advised by his doctors not to take anymore long, international flights, such as a planned trip to brazil in july. the pope's decision is unprecedented in modern times. the last similar case was pope celestine v, who had praise for pope benedict today. >> he has given church the last great service he will give the church. he's stepping off the stage when he feels he can't exercise the office of peter. >> reporter: benedict seemed to many a reluctant pope, as cardinal ratzinger under john paul ii, he was known as a conservative guardian of church doctrine, opposing women priests, abortion and homosexuality. as pope, he inherited the church's biggest scandal in decades. reve
st. peter's. pope benedict xvi gathered a group of cardinals for a small ceremony, the canonization of three saints. his bombshell came at the end. [ speaking latin ] >> reporter: he spoke in latin, the ancient language of the church. i have come to the certainty, he says that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the papacy. >> i'm shocked. >> reporter: around the world, from insiders to outsiders, the reaction was the same. >> today's decision by benedict xvi to resign from the papacy came as a huge surprise to me and to everyone in rome and in the vatican. >> reporter: for almost 600 years, it hadn't happened. for almost 600 years, popes died in office. with this one stroke, benedict xvi has changed history. >> no one alive has seen anything like that happen. and the dynamics of that are completely unknown. >> reporter: just under eight years ago he stepped out on the balcony of st. peter's basilica, joseph ratzinger becoming benedict xvi. succeeding john paul ii who had reigned as pope for 25 years. >> he had a hard act to follow. >>
on a transatlantic free trade agreement. >> pope benedict celebrates his last public mass as pontiff inside st. peter's basilica in rome. >> and the movie "night train to lisbon" has its world premiere at the berlin film festival. president barack obama says the american economy has made important progress, but there is still a long way to go. he delivered the annual state of the union address in washington last night and urged americans to help jump-start the country's sluggish -- sluggish economy. >> pushing hard for a special economy would significant job growth. that looks like the message obama plans to hammer home time and time again during his time in office. >> presidents also touched on foreign policy, praising u.s. soldiers stationed in afghanistan and promising them a speedy return home. >> the president of the united states. [applause] >> it is a washington ritual, long applause, handshakes, and hugs on both sides of the aisle. in his speech, obama focused clearly on domestic issues, among them, raising the minimum wage, reforming immigration, and modernizing the education system. he also
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